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Chief coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, has revealed that he does not expect any player from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), to make the squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Algeria.


Yusuf explained that with the domestic league on break, the national team coaches cannot guarantee the fitness level of the players.

“I don’t think any home based players will make the list for the Algeria game,” Yusuf told newsmen.

“It is a crucial game for us and we do not want to toy with it. The league season is on break and the players have gone on break to their respective families.

“Their slots would be used to add more new players who have been scouted but are yet to be invited to be watched at close range.

“We want to assure Nigerians that the players that will be invited for the tie with Algeria will be players who will do the nation proud.”

The Eagles, who beat Zambia 2-1 in their first fixture, will host Algeria in Uyo on November 12.

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